Let’s face it…babies come with a lot of stuff.  Most of it is not completely necessary, but much of it does make your life easier.  In the fashion department, for the first few months, your baby really just needs super-soft layette items.  Our favorites are compliments of Kissy Kissy and Petit Bateau.  Some simple playthings, such as a baby gym and sterling silver teether rattle provide hours of entertainment and you can never have enough blankets (they double as play mats!)  We’ve outlined a few of our favorite baby necessities if you are shopping for a new arrival or in search of the perfect gift, here’s our top 10.—CC

1. Personalized Blanket/Playmat 2. White socks 3. Lovey 4. Cotton hat and n0-scratch mittens 5. A tiny toy 6. Baby gym 7. Organic bath products 8. Super-soft hooded towel 9. Sterling teether rattle 10. Pima layette items